February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Angry parents visit board meeting

About 20 parents addressed the Letcher County Board of Education this week to express their unhappiness with a “middle school concept” the board approved late last year.  More...

Hearings set Thursday for 3 charged with stealing copper from AT&T telephone lines

Preliminary hearings will be held Thursday for three men accused of stealing a large amount of copper from AT&T telephone lines.  More...

News

Graduates announced

Two students from Letcher County were graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in January. Aimee Jones of Whitesburg received a master of arts in education degree in school guidance counselor. More...

Teens to meet

There will be a Letcher County Junior Teen Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Letcher County Extension Office. All youth in grades 6, 7 and 8 are welcome to come and attend and be a part of this group. More...

Bill addresses head injuries

FRANKFORT  Coaches would be required to be trained on how to recognize and treat concussions and other head injuries under legislation proposed by Democratic state Rep. More...

Columns

From the Army to the railroad

I wrote about this topic before, but a little more won’t upset the applecart, I hope. More...

Car Talk

The best way to brace for impact

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years February 1, 1962 State Sen. Archie Craft introduced a long-awaited bill for the creation of a system of two-year colleges in Kentucky. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.   More...

Health

Sciatica: Big nerve can be big problem

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 78-year-old woman, and five months ago I came down with sciatica in my left leg underneath the buttock. It’s very painful. I’d like to know if there is something that can be done. — S.M.  More...

What Are You Really Eating?

Before you toss that box of cereal into your grocery cart, take a moment to read the nutrition facts located on the side of the package. More...

Study finds no cause of ‘illness’

ATLANTA  Imagine having the feeling that tiny bugs are crawling on your body, that you have oozing sores and mysterious fibers sprouting from your skin. Sound like a horror movie? More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Benton Campbell

Funeral services for Benton Campbell, 92, of Turkey Creek, were held January 26 at the Cedar Grove Church. More...

Services held for Joey Back

Graveside services for Joey Back, 61, of Jeremiah, were held January 28 at the Springbranch Cemetery.  A son of the late Victor and Nannie Back, he died January 26 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.  More...

Rites held for Muncy Huff

Muncy Huff, 53, died January 24 at his home at Neon.  Born in Appalachia, Va., he was a son of Easter Dixon Huff of Neon and the late Lloyd Huff. He was a brother of the late A.P. More...

Breaking News - 2/2/2012 12:49 PM

Prisoner caught after 5 months on the run - Free Access

An escaped inmate from the Letcher County Jail has been caught after being on the run for more than five months. More...

Judge’s ruling has no effect on local election deadlines

Four candidates seeking two offices here

A Franklin Circuit Judge’s decision Tuesday to delay the filing deadline for state legislative offices has no effect on local elections, but may eventually play a role in determining whether Letcher County will be divided into three legislative More...

Store manager welcomed by nude man smeared with chocolate, peanut butter

A Neon grocery store manager arrived at work early Tuesday morning to find a naked man covered in peanut butter and chocolate inside the store.  Andrew Allen Michael Toothman, 22, was “completely nude (and) wearing only a pair of black boo More...

Jenkins to build swimming pool

The City of Jenkins will soon have its own public swimming pool for the first time in nearly 40 years.  More...

Opinions

Can Gingrich stage comeback for a third time?

ORLANDO, Fla.   Can Newt Gingrich come back a third time?  With his loss in Florida on Tuesday, Gingrich will spend the next month trying to prove the answer is yes.  “We were dead in June and July . More...

10 reasons why Newt shouldn’t quit

10. It would be very boring. People would stop paying attention to presidential politics. Campaigns are unique learning experiences, as Professor Gingrich certainly knows.  9. He doesn’t need his own plane. More...

In defense of Paula Deen

Celebrity chef Paula Deen lustily massages salt into “a mighty fat hog,” as the dogs circle the cooking island. For the yams, “I’m only using half a stick of butter,” she drawls before breaking into high laughter. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars cling to Top 25 rating

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars offset last week’s loss on the road at fourth ranked Perry County Central with a convincing win over visiting Leslie County last Friday night.  In this week’s Dave Cantrall’s Lexington He More...

Vols no match for Cats

LEXINGTON  Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis understands his teammates rely on his defensive prowess.  “My teammates always tell me, ‘I’m going to hold them down, then you just come over and block their shots.’ They re More...

Boys end streak

The Letcher County Central Cougars snapped out of their four-game losing streak against stellar competition with three straight victories last week to raise their record to 13-9.  More...

Families & Friends

Lilacs are budding in Ohio

Hello again everyone!  It is another rainy day in the Ohio Valley area, but why should I complain when it could be snow?  Would you believe that I have a lilac bush next to my house that is starting to bud? More...

Three receive scholarships

Paige Lewis, Joshua S. Proffi tt and Cassity June Riffe are the winners of the spring 2012 semester Roy R. Crawford Memorial College Scholarships given by Elkhorn-Hazard Coal Land, LLC.  More...

Visitors ease pain of lost coffeemaker

Our Keurig coffeemaker has died and I am grieving big time.  Loretta has washed it out with two gallons of white vinegar, twice, and followed all the instructions that came with the book that tells about cleaning it and all that but I knew, week More...

Entertainment

Stars cover Bob Dylan songs

Artists range from Ke$ha and Molly Cyrus to Kris Kristofferson

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Anyone who ever doubted the transformative power of Bob Dylan’s music need only look to Ke$ha.  Yes, Ke$ha.  More...

Who is Andrew Loog Oldham?

1. Which Jo Stafford hit from the 1950s netted her a No. 1 slot on charts in both the U.S. and U.K.?  2. Who is Andrew Loog Oldham?  3. More...

Coming events

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